Archive for September, 2008


the big knit…keeping older people in Ireland warm this winter

I’m slightly behind the times in reporting the Ireland’s participation in The Big Knit.

The Big Knit is a campaign where innocent, Topaz and the charity Age Action join forces to
help older people in Ireland keep warm during the cold winter months. We will put little woolly
hats on our smoothie bottles in Topaz stores from 5th November 2008, and for every hat-
wearing smoothie sold, innocent and Topaz give €1 to Age Action.
The money raised from The Big Knit will go towards providing support to older people,
including care and repair programmes and advice on how to keep houses warm during the

We need as many as possible little woolly hats sent to the address below before the 22nd of
October (deadline day for hats).

If you’re holding a knit-in or have any stories about your hats please do let Big Knit Jules
know at or call the banana phone on 01 879 6600, she
always loves a bit of wool related gossip.

When you’re done, please send your hats, along with your name, address, phone
number/email address and number of hats to:
The Big Knit
innocent drinks
Fruit Towers
46 Mountjoy Square
Dublin 1


can't wait for our new LYS

Strolled through Powerscourt Centre a few days ago…

the painters were there…


did you knit this???

I was standing at the bus stop the other morning when I noticed a young woman wearing a knitted scarf. I stood next to her, just staring at this cabled scarf. Asking myself these questions, Was it hand knitted by this young woman? Was it the Irish Hiking Scarf? .

Not knowing was killing me…
I finally had to ask, “Did you knit your scarf?” and the young woman replied, “No, my friend did.”

With my shyness behind me, I asked if I could take a photo of her scarf…

cabled scarf

So does anyone know who knit this scarf???


a new store in town, well sort of…

This is Knit made the official announcement on their blog this week…